It all started with the toe woe which basically was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Trying to keep my left foot elevated, I spent a lot of time sitting with my left foot crossed over my right. Not a god idea. Not at all. Something in my knee popped during a visit to my physical therapist and there it was, a brand new knee injury and an inflammation to go with it. For the first few days it would not bend, it would not straighten out. Ouch.
After a week and a half of limping around with two half functional legs, I invited grandbaby for a sleepover. Two halves do not always add up to one whole; you can take my word for it. As I was moving his bouncy chair, I accidentally dropped it onto my foot. Heavy bottom plate, on edge, my bare foot, cut & bruises, husband in China, foot gigantic and sore, no shoes again, class samples to be quilted, lots of fun.
Then it was time for a new visit to the foot therapist to check up on the toe and she accidentally cut into my foot. At this point I finally caved in, paid a visit to the doctor’s office and got some anti inflammatory painkillers (insert huge sigh of relief here). You may laugh now.
Now onto the good part – spending time with family.
Husband, grandson and yours one-legged truly spent 5 wonderful days at the cabin. The weather was so and so, but it wasn’t too wet and it wasn’t too cold. Here are some highlights:
Our usually peaceful little river was foaming after lots of rain upon arrival.
Fun bandy games on the patio using 2 plastic kiddie sticks and a broom. We get quite competitive and I broke the ball on the first day. No problem; wool yarn and a screw to the rescue and the ball was stitched up and ready for the next match in no time.
Board games – hours and hours of board game fun with “The missing diamond” on the top of the list
and Mastermind on the second.
Walking in the stream with both feet and getting wet as the cold water ran into my rubber boots. Being happy getting the boots on in the first place.
Launching a new toy boat, watching my guys having fun.
Enjoying a few hours of sun.
Husband and grandson extending the patio underneath the cabin, the space being more suitable for the 5 year old.
Balancing on a cattle grid.
Knitting an itchy scarf.
Enjoying both manmade colours and patterns
And then, on the last night, I got sick. End of vacation.
Finally bug free, I have spent many hours in the company of my young ones.
Grandbaby was 6 months on Friday; such a happy, smiling baby and lots of cuddles and fun.
Grandson and I finally got around to take the bus into town and had lunch at a café. Who knew a ride on the bus could be such an adventure.